The business world saw a shocking number of ransomware attacks in 2017.
Some of them shook the world:
1. Hollywood Presbyterian Medical Centre – Feb 2016, infection lasted 10 days. Affected multiple departments, staff had to use pen-and-paper. CT Scanning affected – estimated cost at $1m per day (only CT scans). Hospital eventually paid approx. $17,000 (40 Bitcoins) ransom.
2.Example from BBC website – big enough threat to make worldwide mainstream news.
3. (Cerber article) – increase in Ransomware-as-a-Service over 2015/16. Over 160 active Cerber campaigns globally, projected $2.3m annual revenue for attackers.
The latest reports suggest that the incidents grew by 300%, occurring on every 40 seconds.
This is a significant increase from Q1, when the attacks occurred every 2 minutes on average.
In addition to the attacks becoming more common place, they are also becoming more diverse. With an expansion of attack vectors, cyber security becomes a greater priority for businesses.
Watch this webcast to find out what Ransomware is, how it can impact your business, and how you can recover, directly from phoenixNAP Senior Sales Engineer, Kirk Lane.
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